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, bring about democratic elections, that is not our job. we're good at building roads, crushing opposing armies. no government is good at the work of nation building, including ours. then there is the obama wave. find and concord. i do not want america to be in the business of turning every land into combat for democracy -- not democracy. >> they decide they will go to kill some americans. what difference does it make? >> is she there? you, and thank you for being nice to paul. i want to answer this. of course we are the world's policeman. it has been left to us. the extent we are unwilling prevent our people kids from going to school, we are the world's bullies. what we are not is the world's social worker. the false obligation to bring universal sovereign two countries, to make sure people can listen to madonna, these are worthy goals. we are good at the big tasks. building roads, opposing armies. no one is as good at nation building, including ours. >> next question, and, tucker, you will go first. federal debt does not matter. we can stimulate our way to prosperity. >> you are insane
losing elections, keep getting rehired, raking in millions, buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot. >> rove responded that he didn't think it would be a very good -- he would be a very good candidate because he is, quote, sort of a balding fat guy. buck up, karl. take a big gulp. you have a long week ahead. we are joined now by msnbc political analyst, former senior adviser to the president, david axelrod live with us from phoenix, arizona. good afternoon, sir. >> martin, good to be with you. >> it's been suggested that you and your team were responsible for defining mitt romney and the republican party over the course of last year. in fact, both mr. romney and mrs. romney have complained that they were negatively defined by the president's campaign. but don't the events at cpac this weekend prove that if anyone's responsible for the ugly, noninclusive brand, it's the party, itself? >> yeah, i think mitt romney's problem began with the party whose nomination h
's not conservative enough. is that what the gop is? is that why they lost five of the last six elections? not conservative enough? >>> when good republicans go bad. see what happens when republicans begin attacking each other. the main event. i'd go on the road with this baby. sarah palin. the white trunks. karl rove in the black trunks. what a tussle. >>> let me finish with the circular firing squad now assembled in the republican party. it's a beaut to watch. this is "hardball" the place for politics. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. heart-healthy, whole grain oats. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. n
between who has the authority to regulate elections. the election clause of the constitution actually gives authority to both. but where is the line when one crosses or goes too far than the other does? so that's the issue before the court. it wasn't clear today that it's going to be an easy line to find. >> ifill: the reason why this arizona law exists is because arizona officials say there's a problem involving illegal or undocumented immigrants registering to vote fraudulently. is there any evidence... did they present evidence today that that's a big problem? >> no, not today. in fact, there was more argument on the other side that there is no problem. but what arizona is saying is there is also a problem with the federal law. the federal law doesn't require proof that citizenship. but the way it deals with citizenship as eligibility for registration is it requires the applicant who wants to register to vote to sign under oath that the applicant meets all of the requirements of the federal law. arizona's attorney general thomas horn today told the court that that was an honor roll
to the president, which a lot of the politicians have not really been doing that much now that the election is over, and so, he got a better reception than maybe anybody else, just in terms of an exciting everyone, and so it was notable that in the straw poll he did as well as he did. host: also, sarah palin, the previous nominee, a headline this morning, sarah palin brings down the house at the conference, and she is pictured in newspapers around the country gulp.he big what was that the >> it was a great prop. they were criticizing michael bloomberg, going after the many mentality, as she sees it, and she has had a much lower profile since the election. she is not on television. she no longer has a television contract. but the crowd still loved her. she had a lot of very funny jokes for this audience. among thelly not seen conservative activists as a politician so much anymore as sort of a thought leader in the movement or an entertainer is not the right word, but moving in that direction. host: and this is the headlines from "new york daily news." here is more with the former vice-presidential n
. is that what the gop is? is that why they lost five of the last six elections? not conservative enough? >>> see what happens when republicans start attacking each other. the main event. i'd go on the road with this baby. sarah palin. >>> let me start with the republican party. it's a beaut to watch. this is "hardball" the place for politics. how about v8 v-fusio. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. glass on floors. daily chores. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster. neosporin. use with band-aid brand bandages. neosporin. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> tonight president obama is traveling to israel in his first foreign policy trip since winning re-elec
up to the 2014 primary elections. about 15 minutes. >>>> two years ago the president told a lie about the supreme court decision called citizens united. the case struck a huge blow. the president of citizens united is up next. he has proposed document series since 2004. please welcome david bossie. [applause] i'm president of citizens united. it has been a big year, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. it is great to be back here as we come together for our 40th time. citizens united is doing it again this year, where we get a chance to show off some of the groundbreaking conservative films available today. conservatives need to think of new and innovative ways to develop and deliver our message to a broad our audience. one of those ways is through film. fellow conservatives, i am going. fall, but the conservative movement is as strong as ever. more voices are being heard here in this hall and across the nation because we are fighting for our rights and the traditional american values we all share. we believe in american exceptionalism, not obama's socialist agenda. unfortunately, so
. >> of course that is exactly what the strategy seems to have been in the last two election cycles is to write off vast swaths of the population. jonathan, i want to talk about the politics of this before we have to go. that is, obviously on the democratic party side, i mean, this is kind of a, you know, no brainer gate issue i would say for someone seeking the nomination on the democratic ticket. on the republican side, though, i'm not sure i agree with karl rove that the person who is their nominee would be an advocate. it certainly seems like it's going to be a much tougher issue in 2016 for someone seeking national office, given the numbers that chad was just talking about. >> very tough for someone on the republican side to not be in favor of marriage equality? >> correct. i mean, given the fund-raising issues. this is an area where republicans are raising a lot of money. it's obviously an area where vast swaths of the population have changed their opinion. >> right. >> i think it's going to be a harder position for republican in 2016. >> well, yes. if not 2016, certainly by 2020. look, i
and listen to the president on this. >> we're after an election now. i think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in benghazi and i'm happy to cooperate in any ways that congress wants and we have provided every bit of information that we have and we will continue to provide information, everything about that, we've had more testimony and more paper provided to congress than ever before, and congress is sort of running out of things to ask. >> well, look, the president's preamble to the statement says it all. we're after an election. before the election, after this happened on the anniversary of 9/11 the president was less than truthful with the american people and tried to keep a lid on this for his own political purposes, didn't match his message. after the election he claims he's given everything. what more can we give. we've given papers. mr. president it's not the papers that you give it's the papers that are relevant and the identification of the witnesses who were there and experienced the attacks and responded to the attacks and saved livelis. these are the peopl
. the referendum on barack obama was the presidential election and look at the turnout -- the people that came out for him. you continue to misread the results. >> i hate to agree with you because you are trying to disagree with me, so it gets really complicated here. [laughter] i agree with you that barack obama is one of the great candidates in american history and that explains why the democrats did well in 2008 and 2012 -- we had a great candidate -- in 2010, when you neutralize the factor of the candidate, the republicans prevailed, which tells me that republican ideas are strong, and you have to have a candidate or a class of people that can explain it. >> that is the subject of the message to the american people, and they bought it. >>ut in 10, obacareas a factor and it will be a factor in 2014, do you not agree? >> it might very well be, but i will point out that we have returned to the days of yesteryear when dr. krauthammer was laboring in the democratic vineyards, and the explanation was ronald reagan won because he was a superior candidate, he was engaging, likeable and charismatic, a
to the specifics. watch for the senators from red states up for re-election and the pressure is greatest on them. they are away two weeks now from washington, back home, and there will be pressure on them. they will hear from their constituents about what to do from this. if you don't have much support, if any, among republicans, you need those democrats to get it through. >> hey, mark, give me a sense of harry reid's role in this. he wants to keep that title senate majority leader. navigating through these ice floes of this. >> it's already on the side of those who would like to see a large package, including a pretty big risk background check provision. it's not clear to me what more opponents can be to put pressure on senator reid. senator reid has a long history with the nra. they did not support him in his re-election race and i think he is looking for a path that not only protects his own views on gun control and not only tries to accommodate the white house but try to protect the majority. i think he is very stensive not just on guns but a range of issues too. all of these democrats are u
back in november. dissecting the election defeat, the gop has found that it is viewed as narrow-minded, out of touch, and full of stuffy old men. one calls for major changes in style and strategy, but how do they go about repairing a deeply divided party? cnn's brianna keilar is here in "the situation room," and she's taking a closer look at this report and fascinating material inside. >> fascinating material inside, and one of the things we're seeing in the republican party, what it's planning to do, is invest some serious money to build the republican brand in areas that are not republican strongholds, sending republicans basically ambassadors to participate in events in minority communities and even visit historically black colleges and universities. ♪ the math in jay z's campaign trail anthem was a little off. 219 is more like it, if you're talking about the gop failure in the last presidential election. >> there's no one reason we l t lost. our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. we were behind in both data and digital. and our prima
today. and you were the first, as we said, iraq war vet to be elected to congress. when you hear about these casualties today on the ten-year anniversary, what is your reaction? do you believe that it needs to be more part of the discourse there in the beltway? >> without a doubt. it is not part of the discourse because most folks don't have skin in the game. less than 1% of americans have served in iraq or afghanistan. it goes to your point. we should be talking about this. it is the defining political issue of the last ten years. and it is just a colossal, strategic failure of the bush administration to know that we had almost 4,500 of america's best and brightest killed in action, over 32,000 wounded in action, and over 100,000 iraqis dead for an unnecessary war. and a war that should basically never have happened and also a war that we put our troops into harm's way, basically over a religious civil war without the amount of troops that the military generals asked for. >> what do you remember when you see this piece of news that we're reporting today? what do you remember back to t
, the economy is waiting to be unlocked. enthey went on to say that's why we desperately need to you elect at least 17 democrats. 17 democrats in the house would give them the majority come 2014. >> yeah. look, it is a very, very ambitious goal. i believe the last time that the president has won that number of house seats in a six-year election, a mid, six year midterm was 1822. he has got his work cut out for him. i would suggest joe biden remember, house republicans were elected to do a job too. and they're doing, for their constituents exactly what they said they would do in the last election. so it is not as if republicans would bend to the president's will simply because he won an election. bill: that point is that the focus is on the debt. which one might argue would not be there unless you had house republicans pushing for that or at least holding the line. one final point, you say biden has given the game up here. what does that mean? >> yeah, look, i just think if there were a real charm offensive, if they actually wanted to find a deal, what would you not see is the vice presiden
the election. >> look, when you're in the business of trying to form a compromise, get the other side to even come to the table with some commonsense ideas, i'm not surprised that the president is a little lower than 50%. but, you know, we have a budget now, we have a moral document, a blueprint for the policy debates that are going to take place this summer. one of the interesting things that i enjoyed watching was at 2:00 a.m., is that we got a chance to -- i don't get those other channels, george. but, they had an opportunity to talk about the keystone pipeline, they had an opportunity to talk about a biannual budget. this gave the senators more than an opportunity to talk about big issues as well as the budgetary. >> scored a lot of political points with all of those amendments. >> they did. and while this is a normal piece of legislative business, one does wonder why they did it at 5:00 in the morning? but it is a good thing they got it done. >> you're nodding your head? >> yes, it does seem a little strange that they work sometimes on the hill in a slightly banana republican-esque way.
you call an organization that has over 900 elected mayors from around the country a front organization. it's a group of people that -- lou: what do you call it? >> it's the group that dealt with gun violence, but it's, you know, when you get something like 95 #% of the american people supporting bkdz checks, 85% of gun owners support it, 80% of the nra members support it, but congress has reluctance because of the nra. it shows the will of the people -- lou: do you really believe they are so afraid of the nra, or do you believe that they have some conscious towards their con stitch wents and want to represent the values and desires of the constituents? i mean, are you really writing off all those people in the senate and the house of representatives and saying they are nothing more than cowardly fools at the service of the nra rather than voting their conscious? >> i would not call them "cowardly fools," but i have ran for office and been elected for office, and it's not an issue that they know the background of or cares about, that a lot of times they look at the intensity of the oppo
days, three days before the election and scare the with its out of everybody. and a lot of these politicians know that. and there's a lot of fear of that. and a lot of concern about that. the truth is not going to come out. that's not what the letter's going to say when it hits. and the campaign they're going to run will say, they want to take away their guns, they want registration so the federal government can come in and take your guns away. that's what the debate will be. >> governor dean, as someone that had a strong rating from the nra, i want to point to some of the reaction comes from senators who are probably going to have a hard time on the vote on this bill. mark pryor says in a statement, with i don't take gun advice from the mayor of new york city. i listen to arkansans. there's a little bit more room in the statement from senator mary landrieu. senator landrieu has a great deal of respect for mayor bloomberg on a great deal issues, but the senator will be listening closely to her constituents on this issue. you hear that and look at the poll, it is overwhel
minutes. >>> less than a week he was elected by fellow card nalgs, hundreds of thousands poored into the square for naug ralg mass for pope francis. hundreds of thousands traveled to the vatican to be part of today's historic service including joe biden. it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be so powerful and joining us from valt vatican is jay gray. he joins us live. jay? >> reporter: good evening, janel janelle. it was a mass draped in the traditions of the catholic faith, but since he's done since his election, he managed to weave his own special traditions into the celebration here. it was that connection with the crowd that made the biggest kifr difference it seemed. he rode into st. peter's square and then got out of the vehicle and actually mixed with those who had gathered hundreds of thousands from around the world shaking hands, kissing some of the faithful, stopg for a very special blessing. during his homily, he discussed what has been at the core of his papacy over the last few days, and that is taking care of the pour, those among us he says are need
and this marketing not just in the couple of months leading up to a presidential election but they need it year-round and they needed in places, the chairman says, in places they normally don't go like blue states and urban areas. it's obvious why they're doing this. in november republicans didn't win back the senate or presidency and they had a problem with younger voters, minority voters. $10 million is a lot of money and that's why they hope they can make some changes. >> in the impalgbattle ground s we went to a number of them. they're taking a page out of the obama playbook because the ground games were amazing, they knew people in those and today prebus announced that. what will go beyond voter outreach in this announcement? what else are renting planning, paul? >> when it comes to a couple other areas where republicans really didn't do well compared to the obama campaign and democratic party, digital is one area and they'll put a lot of money and man power into digital to get their message out on social networks. another thing, this is fascinating for people like you and me who follow th
no excitement anywhere in kentucky for his re-election. it doesn't mean some people aren't going to vote to reelect him but only 17% of the people in kentucky, or voters in kentucky said they would definitely reelect him. only 37% of republicans. that's not a place to be if you're trying to be re-elected for the sixth time. >> michael: not looking good for mitch. let's turn to a more sober topic, the topic of guns. i remember you coming out so poignanty after the days in new town and kentucky. it's not an easy way to talk about guns in kentucky. let's talk about it the way that dianne feinstein did. is it impossible the way she said to fight the nra? >> it's not impossible to fight the nra. the senate made a mistake in bringing the assault weapons ban to the floor first. that's not only the hardest thing of all the ways we can--the proposals we're proposing or talking about for gun safety. it's not only the most difficult to past but it's the one that makes the least difference. first we're talking about background checks and then high capacity magazines and then trafficking weapons. i w
in the couple of months leading up to a presidential election, but they need it year round, and they need it in places, the chairman says, where they normally don't go like blue states and like urban areas. it's kind of obvious why they are doing this. go back to last november. the republicans didn't win back the white house. they didn't win back the senate, and they definitely had a problem with younger voters and with minority voters. mitt romney doing very well at all with either of those groups. that's why you're seeing this, and $10 million is a lot of money, don. that's why they hope they can make some changes here. >> and if you're in the battleground states, i was in a battleground, you were there as well, they are taking a page out of obama playbook because they were -- they had been in those communities. their ground games were amazing. they knew the people in those communities and they had personal relationships and that's how they won and today reince priebus admitted that as he was announcing that they are going to announce his plan come tomorrow. what will -- what will go be
relationship. both of them have been recently re-elected. they more or less are on the same wavelength when it comes to israel's security. and the two of them are going to do the best they can to make this trip a success for their own domestic political reasons as well. >> dana, ten years ago, as you know, we started a war on the basis of false information. today we're looking at a war in syria where the question of who is using chemical weapons, even if they are using them, can't be confirmed. is it your view, dana, that our reluctance to engage in syria is a direct result of our experience in iraq? >> well, certainly it's a response to that, martin, but also the situation in syria is a lot more ambiguous and is not exactly clear what can be done there. but certainly the hesitation in responding here, not necessarily hesitation, but a skepticism about whether reports are to be believed or not, is very specifically a reaction to the gullibility that was expressed a little over ten years ago that led us into that war. so that's why there is every reason to be taking this cautiously and slowl
in his state by state elections for the 2012 election. just imagine what numbers guru nate silver can do for your march madness bracket. >>> the world lead -- 70,000 people have already been killed in syria's two-year-long civil war but now reports that forces have started using the kind of artillery that could kill that number of people in a matter of days. i'm referring to chemical weapons. as of now the reports are unconfirmed. if true, it is unclear who fired them. each side blames the other. i'll bring in nick walsh standing by in beirut, lebanon. the rebels say the government killed 25 people with a chemical weapon. help us out here. who is telling the truth? >> reporter: it still isn't really clear, jake. we don't have confirmation chemical weapons were used but there are two separate incidents. one in a city in the north, aleppo, in which the regime says it was hit by a chemical weapon fired by rebels and the russian government backing that up one activist saying this seems to have landed between rebel and regime lines and may have hit civilians in the regime area and regime troo
. >> of its performance in the last election. >> they don't understand they're being suckered. >> it is all about outreach, not policy. >> to be clear, our principles are sound. >> outside of pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. >> if you wish to live and work in america. >> kentucky senator rand paul. >> we will find a place for you. >> raising his national profile. endorsed a path to citizenship. >> we will find a place for you. >> i am now a single issue voter against amnesty. >> it is all completely incoherent. >> we know we have problems and we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. >> the opposition to the iraq war led to a crushing defeat for republicans. >> ten years to the day aftershock and awe. >> does political fallout remain? >> support for the war seems to fall down party lines. >> it is a tough issue for the gop. >> more than 32,000 wounded. >> 130,000 iraqi civilians. >> 22 veterans commit suicide every day. >> was it worth it? >> we have no ambition in iraq except to remove a threat. >> sold it to the american public. >> every measure has been taken
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of their performance in the 2012 elections. >> a boost for backers of same-sex marriage. former secretary of state to hillary clinton joined ever- increasing list of politicians to come out in support of same-sex unions. clinton jointer husband, former president bill clinton, president obama and host of conservatism also previously opposed same-sex marriage and now support it. >> if a few years ago bill and i celebrate as our border miracle of our life. i wish every opportunity for that parer for parents to see t >> to deny them the chance to live up to their own god- given potential is not right. >> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments in proposition 8 andy defensive marriage act case next week. the rulings are expected this summer. >> in new national poll shows support for some same- sex marriage at an all-time high in the last 10 years, public opinion has undergone a reversal. in 2003 more than half of all americans wanted to outlaw same-sex marriage. now nearly 60% or to legalize it. the poll was conducted by labor research for abc news and the washington post. >> we will take a break. a
it this long is surprising. of course, survived the supreme court challenge and the 2012 election. but implementing is going to be tricky. there are a lot of issues. immigration reform is one issue. will immigrants who get their green card be allowed on the rolls of health care. also, employers struggling to find out what is the minimum threshold, what do they have to cover. president obama made the promise if you don't want to change your health care you don't have to. some critics say that's not going to bear out to be true. >> one critical deadline is october 1st when the states have to have their exchanges up and running. what are the chances of making the deadline and what if we don't? >> i think some of those deadlines are probably going to be pushed back. remember, a lot of these states held off on implementation under after the 2012 election. the obama administration does not want to push back the deadlines. remember the bulk of this law is going to go into effect on january 1. that's nine months from now. a lot could be done between now and then. remember the irs is also
on campus. last november many americans were stunned that president obama won the election despite all the economic chaos but when you understand the liberal indoctrination on college campuses, you begin to see how that is contributing to the move left. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction. joining us from rawght, mary katharineham and juan williams. both fox news analysts. yuan, what do you think about the point that being influenced by college campuses? >> i don't think you are right, bill. i think back to the 60's. i think the college campuses were afire with liberal madness at that point. you know, anive at this war protest. sexual revolution and the like and richard next son won -- nixon won the white house. in the 80's college campuses were very liberal but lots of young people liked ronald reagan answered obviously had two terms in the white house. i guess i disagree with that idea. in fact, on college campuses today i think kids are pretty conservative. >> bill: here is why you are desperately wrong, juan. two wreensz. anti-vietnam was a very narrow cast
party and this involved a case of the members of the black panther party on election day, standing outside of the polling station, armed with batons and yelling racial epithets at the passersby. it was on the video and the internet and the cost of a victory until they decided to stop the prosecution and there were hearings about this and perez was asked at one of these hearings whether or not it was a decision made by a political appointee at justice. he said no. it turns out subsequent e-mails shows in fact political employees at justice were consulted on this and i hope the senators at his confirmation hearings ask him about this. >> paul: we should point out the justice department make accessible, the spokesman as well as the city of st. paul and they've all declined, dan. >> well, i hope the senators bring this up. he is nominated to secretary of labor which has enforcement authority over the entire american workplace, pensions, minimum wage, and compliance. and if mr. perez goes into that job and uses these statistically based theories against the workplace, then we will have
you, and i don't think there's any challenge, that budget was debated in the presidential election. it was clear that what ryan has put up in what he calls a budget and what he and mr. romo ran on was -- romney ran on was the republican platform. now they bring it back as if there was no election. >> neil: do you think the budget submitted by senator patty murray, which doesn't approach balance and increases spending and increases taxes, is what the american people voted for back in november? is that what they voted for? >> do you know there's no one that challenges that america's on the road to recovery. if you think for one minute just saying that you are cutting spending, that doesn't mean that you are cutting savings. it doesn't mean you're not -- more money. >> neil: even under the -- we're cutting the growth. are you saying -- >> you're talking about -- jo congressman, yes or no, do you think cutting spending should be a goal? yes or no. >> should i think cutting -- yes, it's how you cut it, of course. everybody believes in cutting. >> neil: what would you cut? >> there's so
they plan to use that vote against republicans in campaign ads for the next election. we have the one and only ezra klein here momentarily to sort out what's important about what they just voted on in congress and whether we just avoided one of the cliff slash ceilings clash crisis congress now schedules for us every few weeks and whether the way they avoided this next one is itself important. there's a lot going on in the news. we have a lot ahead. we begin tonight with late breaking and rather surprising news from the democratic leader in the senate, senator harry reid. following two days of angry response from california senator dianne feinstein, she had been very publicly disappointed and angry harry reid was not going move her assault weapons ban to the senate floor as part of the democrats gun reform package. after two days of defiant reaction from senator dianne feinstein and supporters of gun reform and vice president biden made an appearance with mayor michael bloomberg demanding the assault weapons ban gets a vote and neither he or the president will rest until these measure
with -- but the israeli government was not fully anded until saturday night into monday. they had their election just after the inauguration here in january. there was a lot of trouble forming a finalized coalition with the other parties there. obama is coming into a situation where there is not a huge amount that can really get done with a new government because they're still sorting themselves out and getting in a position. is much weakened from where he was before the election. he has fewer members of his own party and the parliament is in a situation where it is not entirely clear what the way forward is going to be. that is what obama is coming into, as he goes into these meetings. , with politico. thanks for your time this morning. guest: thank you. host: president obama and the prime minister will give you -- will be giving a joint press conference. look for coverage on c-span.org. minister ofrael defense from 2007 until this week wrote a piece in today's wall street journal. host: back to our discussion here for the 10th anniversary of the iraq war. we are getting your thoughts this morning.
's anthony. >> hal: this is the cpac guy announcing our their election is going for their straw poll pick. >> there were 23 candidates listed on the survey. we then gave people the option to write in people. you all wrote in another 44 people. [ laughter ] >> hal: when did denzel washington have sex with chris christie and they had a voice baby. play that again. >> there were twenty-three candidates listed on the survey. >> who it is? >> hal: the cpac announcer. >> it does. >> hal: i was drunk at the time. so let's talk about -- let's go to june in atlanta, georgia. hi, june. >> caller: hi hal, how are you doing? >> hal: i'm great. but i guess you can tell me. this is my first day filling in so we'll get there. >> caller: i have a comment i wanted to make. i just want to say for the last 35 years the republican party is nothing but big business companies and oil -- >> hal: right. >> they have paid out big for you know lobbyists to pass bills that support or deregulate laws that support their greedy interest, and they got in through the back door by misrepresenting them
note here that the election of the prime minister for the coalition is a step forward. we look forward to working with him in the weeks ahead. we look forward to working with the congress as we seek to support the needs of the syrian people in their struggle to create a free, stable, and democratic syria. thank you. >> good morning chairman royce, ranking members, and members of this committee. this you for hosting hearing today. i am pleased to be able to appear before the committee with my colleagues. our offices work closely together to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the violence in syria. the two-year anniversary coincides with another dark milestone. over one million refugees have fled syria. half of that number arrived in the last two months. i would like to share with you the approach taken to address the crisis and how it complements and reinforces what usaid does. refugeebe how the crisis is affecting the neighboring countries. i will not go into the details here. i invite questions from you on a very different set of situations we have seen in jordan, lebanon,
woodward and paul rieckhoff. also kelly o'donnell. today is the primary and the special house seat election there with mark sanford in the field. up next, the top stories in the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the winter storm. >>> as advertised, it's an ugly morning in new england. school delays and cancellations, especially up toward massachusetts, vermont, new hampshire and up here into maine. the temperatures tell the story of how the roads are this morning as you head out. as you look at the freezing line, it's right in here now, it's moving up to northern connecticut and just south of boston. south of that line through rhode island and connecticut, it's slushy, passable, the roads are improving. we are plenty cold north of there, and that's where the snow is coming down and that's where the travel is by far the worst. the white on this map shows you the snow, the blue and white inside of the snow. and there's even some pretty good snow moving up through upstate new york. you get the picture, it's pretty much the mass pike north wards is where the worst of the
to have a little more context nowment immigration is expected to play a major role in upcoming elections because so many people are affected. the latest numbers are from 2011. when the department of homeland security says there were 11.5 million illegal immigrants living in the united states. that's down slightly from 2007 when the number reached its peek of 11.8 million. in 2011 u.s. immigration and customs enforcement removed nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in agency history. jon: staying in washington, it is a big job on capitol hill with the senate expected to approve a plan to keep the government running, and we're getting word funding for some critical programs hit hard by automatic spending cuts might also be restored. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live on capitol hill with that. seems like the biggest fight is not the short-term funding, but the broader budget debate, huh. >> >> reporter: the so-called continuing revolution to avoid a government shutdown seems to be on the path toward passage. overall, everybody seems to be feeling pretty go
't going to do well. it's elections. it's writing campaign ads because they can go back and say they voted this way on this, this and this. host: we're talking with ginger gibson, she's a congressional reporter with politico. she covered newt gingrich and mitt romney during the 2012 campaign. as worked with the star lenler covering governor chris christie and state politics and did some work with the news journal in delaware from may 2008 to november 2010. vered the gove more's office involving kristin o'donnell. go ahead. caller: i'm a recently retired government worker and looking at your title congress avoids government shutdown. for years government has run on continuing resolution which only allows the government to spend at the amount that it spent last year. the price of things are going up. if they can freeze the amount that the government can spend or the that the consumer can spend, why can they not control the amount that people are charged for? my question would be this also, congress controls the purse strings. all congressmen have staffs. if they got people that are supposed
to connect with the facebook generation, which as we saw in the 2008 and 2012 election, has huge impact on how people vote. he talked in terms of freedom and deregulation and young people like that message, and he gave examples of, look, too we need to be spend your hard-earned money researching monkeys and how they act on meth. common sense things he can communicate to young people and voters. >> neil: he advocates doing more cutting sooner than the party establishment has. we just speak at the beginning of the broadcast about been john baner and paul ryan saying the debt crisis isn't an immediate prices. paul ryan's plan calls for us getting out of the deficits in ten years. senator paul said, i can do it in five. what do you think of that? >> i think he could and he has put forward plans in the past that show he can. and like i said, going back to the communication factor. he knows how out of control the government is, whether it's sending money to people who are burning our flag or giving money to college students to come up with a menu how we'll eat on mars, and he has an ability t
party to overhaul the gop. that comes on the heels of november's election loss. the rnc admitting in a new report, that they are saying that the party is out of touch with voters nationwide they believe. here is a quote from that report. time for republicans on the federal level to learn from successful republicans on the state level in time to smartly change course, modernize the party and learn once again how to appeal to more people including those who share some but not all of our conservative principles. 30 states currently have republican governors. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is one of them. good to have you with us today. >> reporter: thanks, martha. martha: what do you think when you hear that term to modernize the party? >> well i think it means we need to start winning and the fact that we have lost a couple of, two consecutive presidential races means that we've got to figure out what we're missing and who we're missing. and i think the message to young voters new voters, ethnic voters, casual voter that comes out irv four years to vote in the presidential race, th
as to how we're going to spend money and at least present to the american people who elected us to come here and represent them, at least tell them, give them the transparency of how we are spending their money. finally after 1,420 days, after four years we have a budget before us. and while i'm pleased we have a case and i'm pleased we're here debate debating it, it's disappointing when we learn what that budget offers. you would think after four years and the four years that we have been through and the 23 million people unemployed or underemployed and the rate of growth of this economy, half of what it normally is, you would think that that budget being presented to us here would take some steps toward addressing our spending issues and would not incorporate $1 trillion or more of increased taxes which will just simply go to more spending. how could we possibly support a budget with a $16.7 trillion debt that plunges us further into debt, with a staggering increase in debt, and also spending that doesn't reduce spending but simply reduces the rate of growth of spending, which is a step b
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